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Posted:Jul 13, 2018 8:27 am
Last Updated:Jul 16, 2018 8:34 am
I watched just about all of the Strzok hearing yesterday. It was Eddie Murphy's Distinguished Gentleman and Jimmy Stewart's Mr. Smith Goes to Washington all rolled up into one. It has something for everyone. You Lefties and foreigners could cheer the Trump hatred expressed, conservatives could applaud the attempt to get at the truth, and all the drama aficionados could enjoy the great theater.

Always my favorite, Trey Gowdy gets to the heart of the matter fast.
He read some of the infamous texts .
At one point, Gowdy asked what the word "it" meant in Strzok's text. On Aug. 8, 2016, two months out from the election, Page said, "[Trump's] not ever going to become president, right? Right?!"
Strzok responded, "No. No he's not. We'll stop it."
On Thursday, Gowdy pressed Strzok to answer what "it" meant.
"What's stop 'it'?" Gowdy asked.
"Chairman Gowdy, that text needs to be taken in the context..." Strzok responded.
"I'm asking, if you want to have a debate over a two-letter word, we're going to have to do that some other time. What and who did you mean by 'it?" Gowdy asked.
"Mr. Gowdy, as I've stated, that text was written late at night in shorthand..." Strzok said, but was cut off by Gowdy.
"I don't care when it was written, I don't care whether it was longhand, cursive, I don't care about any of that. I want to know what 'it' meant, Agent Strzok," Gowdy said.
"It would be his candidacy for the presidency," Strzok said.

Strozk said, at one point, he didn't appreciate what Gowdy had asked. Gowdy became exceptionally frustrated with Strzok, declaring, "I don't give a damn what you appreciate, Agent Strzok, I don't appreciate having an FBI agent with an unprecedented level of animus working on two major investigations during 2016."

After the " it" exchange, Strzok tried to spin that the "we" who would stop it is the American people. The wonderful American people , in whom he had great faith not to elect Trump. The same people who he declared would vote for Hillary 100 million to nothing. These are , of course the same people who he said he could " smell the Trump support " from , in a Southern Virginia Walmart.

I suppose the thing that was the most telling was Strzok's clenched teeth anger at Gowdy for saying Strzok's vitriol against Trump and his supporters expressed in the texts was an evidence of bias. He got caught and his was pissed.

The Democrats didn't help themselves. The Left wing media is spinning Strzok as the victim.

The little item that is offending the most is Cohen from TN . "If I could give you a Purple Heart, I would," Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) of Memphis. The Purple Heart is a military honor bestowed on those who are wounded in combat or given posthumously to those killed in combat. Cohen equates military heroes who would die saving the lives of their fellow soldiers , with the slime ball who thought he was powerful enough to rig a Presidential election. Veterans should be outraged.

I had one belief confirmed yesterday. Strozk is part of a handful of the aptly named Deep State, who thought themselves so powerful, that they could rig a Presidential election. Reading his texts, you see that he thought he was doing a great thing for America, he was the one who could save the US from the evil Donald Trump. The people , whom he claimed yesterday he had so much faith in, were characterized in his texts, as too stupid to not all rally behind Hillary. Enter Strozk and whoever " we" is who ride to the rescue and ensure Trump does not win.
The ego displayed yesterday was astounding. The smirk, the sanctimonious attitude , and the famous applause from the Democrats generating speech denying bias , despite the bias being there for all to see, was obvious to anyone watching that this is a person who thought himself above challenge.
He was genuinely annoyed Congress would find any objection to his trying to undermine a Presidential candidate, because he and only he can save America.

The actual character of the Democrats were also shown. They didn't want to know the truth. They just wanted to bash Trump. They talked over the chair, and Gowdy, screamed at points of order, demanded voice votes on rules challenges, all to eat up time and create more distraction. Saul Alinsky would have been so proud.
They showed their true colors. Their hatred for Trump far outweighs their so-called love of country.

A few priceless expressions from yesterday.
Posted:Jul 8, 2018 9:23 am
Last Updated:Jul 13, 2018 11:13 am

I find the internet to be one of my great time wasters. Or is it things I learn accidentally without trying? I have a rather rambling observation today, not much political to say.
How many times do you find yourself not remembering the path of clicks you took to end up with the page you are on? " Gee, I didn't really want to know about the life cycle of the African Dung Beetle, but it is kind of interesting. What did I sign on to look for anyway? "

Today , when I wanted to look at the weather report, I clicked on the story on the Home Page of Bing , which comes up when I open Edge, and it was on Flamenco Dancing. Might be entertaining. So after I checked out that, I wanted to see if it was similar to any other dancing worldwide. After videos of African , Pacific Islander tribal dancing , I got off on Egypt.

I listened to the Egyptian story of creation. Sure sounded a lot like Genesis- Big Supreme Guy, two people created, rest of world comes from them, and so on.

I never did get to the weather report, but I learned a bunch of interesting stuff about Spanish Gypsies, Haitian Death Ritual dancing, and the god Ra.

My point is we have at our fingertips , most of the knowledge of the world. So are we really wasting time? What is that observation again? What if we were to go back in time and tell a 19th century scholar that we had all the world's knowledge on a device we could carry in out pockets, but we used the device to look at cat videos and argue with strangers ?
He would probably be very sad, and back away from us rather slowly.
Posted:Jul 5, 2018 8:25 pm
Last Updated:Jul 6, 2018 8:39 pm
Bad cows, bad cows, whatcha gonna moo?!

What do you call a gay cow? a gay cow.

The devout cowboy lost his favorite Bible while he was mending fences out on the range. Three weeks later, a cow walked up to him carrying the Bible in its mouth. The cowboy couldn't believe his eyes. He took the precious book out of the cow's mouth, raised his eyes heavenward and exclaimed, "It's a miracle!" "Not really," said the cow. "Your name is written inside the cover."

Two cows were out in a field eating grass. One cow turns to the other cow and says, "Moooooo!" "Hey", the other cow replies.... "I was just about to say the same thing!"

Ok I told all those cow jokes, just to put up this meme.

Posted:Jul 4, 2018 8:15 am
Last Updated:Jul 5, 2018 3:35 pm
Not that I want to give Katie the Big Head, or anything, but it would seem we Yanks owe a lot to Scots on this our Independence Day. This is courtesy of Madeline Kearns, of NRO:

Prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in the summer of 1776, before the first shot of the Wars of Independence was fired by Ebenezer Monroe (a Scottish-American chap), a very similar document, sung to the same tune of liberty, and railing against the same enemy, was signed. Issued in 1320 and addressed to Pope John XXII, the Declaration of Arbroath was a bold assertion of Scotland’s right to independence from England.
As long as but a hundred of us remain alive, never will we on any conditions be brought under English rule. It is in truth not for glory, nor riches, nor honours that we are fighting, but for freedom — for that alone, which no honest man gives up but with life itself.

Opposing tyranny, demanding liberty, pledging their lives, screwing the English — familiar, no? If one examines both the Declaration of Arbroath and the Declaration of Independence side by side, one sees striking similarities in both wording and content. Remarkably, the same is true of a later Scottish document, the National Covenant of 1638. This, again, asserted Scotland’s opposition to an unrepresentative English monarch and parliament. It details the “usurped authority” of the King’s “tyrannous laws.” It also invokes the role of divine providence: “We call the Living God to witness . . . and bless our proceedings with a happy success.”
It is surely significant that at least 21 of the 50 men behind America’s founding legal document were of Scottish descent. (This is highly disproportionate representation. It makes up around 38 percent, versus the 6.7 percent of Scots in the general colonial population in 1790.) Two — John Witherspoon and James Wilson — were native Scots. end quotes

But I do have a disturbing question. Does this mean we have to abandon grilled hot dogs for Haggis on the 4th ?

Below, one of Hillary's look-alike ancestors reacting to the Scottish Declarations.
LITTLE KNOWN FARMING FACTS. Warning: Graphic Content
Posted:Jul 1, 2018 8:10 pm
Last Updated:Jul 2, 2018 8:13 pm
I think it is about time this sort of cruel and inhumane slaughter is exposed.
Posted:Jul 1, 2018 6:08 am
Last Updated:Jul 3, 2018 3:11 pm
It's getting closer to the midterms , and the Democrats are in full blown panic mode.
They are seizing on anything , no matter how tangential, to make everything about Trump.

Russia, Russia Russia didn't stick. Then it was Stormy, Stormy Stormy. Whatever happened to that one? 15 minutes of fame - gone.

That all went out the door because we decided to enforce the border laws on the books. Hair on fire !!!!!! We are stopping people from coming across the border illegally. If you apply for asylum, we are going to check you out, and see if those three 12 year old girls you have in tow are really yours , or if you are a child trafficker. Horrors!!!!! ICE has doubts that you are telling the truth? Especially when you cant seem to get their names right. Oh no, must assume that everyone has good intentions , all the minors who are at the border are future valedictorians, ready to take the place of all the " Dreamers" , who, of course, are all superior humans, and future Mother Theresa's.

What is the answer of the Democrats? Get rid of ICE. Stop enforcing the border. Let those drugs pour over the border. Bring in more MS13.
You are a racist if you don't believe that everyone who sneaks over the border is not a stellar human being. No criminals there.

Then there was the race to see who could be wrong first about the Annapolis shooter. It was Trump fault, of course. Reuters said he was wearing a MAGA hat. A lie. Like every President until Obama , there is a contentious relationship with the press. But this MUST be the reason, the guy with an almost decade long beef with the paper suddenly decided to open fire. The reason is always Trump.

And we have the darling of the Democrats- Maxine " Beat them up " Waters. Vying for the title of Democrat's Miss Congeniality, she said a couple of days ago: “I am not about to let this country go by the way of Donald Trump.”
“We are sick and tired of him. He's been there too long,” she said. “They dare me to say 'Impeach him.' Today I say, 'Impeach 45.'”

Good policy platform , Maxine. Way to get back those working class Obama voters you lost to Trump in 2016.

Everything is panic mode. Let Trump nominate another Supreme Court Justice? Constitutional crisis will result.
The Court upheld extreme vetting for certain countries. The travel limit includes North Korea, an officially atheist state with a pre-Communist history steeped in Confucianism, not Islam. Certain Venezuelan travelers also are proscribed.
But nooooooo. Representative Keith Ellison (D., Minn.) told NBC News, “gives legitimacy to discrimination and Islamophobia.” He told CNN: “The Supreme Court in the 1850s said that it was OK to own a black person. That was the Dred Scott decision. That decision hit the dust bin of history . . . and this one will, too.”
Now banning North Koreans from coming in this country without extra scrutiny equals slavery. Is this logical?

"Once again, the fact that the Left went from zero to racism in just 10 seconds after Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision confirms that the Democrat choir has just one hymn in its missal. " Deroy Murdock NRO

Now, quick, without looking it up- name me a policy platform for the 2018 midterms that does not hinge on doing the opposite of what Trump proposes.
You can't.
The Democrats are hoping that they will win the midterms by just being anti-Trump. It worked so well in 2016, after all. Instead of having actual ideas, they just turned the nasty rhetoric up to 11.
Everything is a crisis. The sky is falling. We are all doomed. Open the borders , that will fix everything. Obstruct, obstruct, obstruct- that will pass laws we need.

Harass , scream at their homes , block, pick fights, and cost the taxpayers for security details , for every public figure who supports the President. This is sure a winning platform for 2018, isn't it ?

It has been noted by the voters, as the approval rating for the President goes up, that you got plenty of nothin'. All you have is hysteria. You might want to stop and put out the fire in your hair, and think about the American people for a change. Nah- keep doing what you doing. It's better for Republicans, and for the country.

Posted:Jun 28, 2018 7:59 am
Last Updated:Jul 3, 2018 10:20 am

If the elites in all the liberal monied enclaves are so concerned about what is going on at the border, why not actually help, instead of tweeting anti-Trump messages ?
For all you virtue signaling college privileged, how about showing you are serious about wanting to help? Or is that too much trouble, with all the protest signs you have to make about immigration, you might not have time , right?

Victor David Hansen has some solutions. I don't usually paste this much, but he explains his ideas best.

Why not use the thousands of currently half-empty residence halls at American colleges and universities to help house families from Central America and Mexico who await adjudication of their asylum claims?
The federal government could contract out to universities such as UCLA, Stanford, Cal-Berkeley, and large public universities in Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico to offer migrants temporary summertime shelter and sustenance. Law schools could offer pro bono legal counseling, and medical schools could offer health services.

Such multifaceted help from institutes of higher education would be particularly apt — and far better than using military bases. The vast housing, recreational, and meal-service infrastructures of colleges are often underutilized in summer. Campuses are also bastions of liberal activism, proud of both their diversity and their expertise in dealing with sensitive matters of acculturation.
What better first glimpse of America could be offered to immigrants than the energy, pastoral beauty, and hospitality of a quiet college quad or well-maintained residence hall?

It also makes no sense for college students to venture far and wide for internships when they could be enlisted on campus over the summer to tutor children from Central America and monitor their safety and treatment. end quote

He has some good points there. It would be a free education into what it means to actually be a part of the solution, instead of just protesting the problem. And they could offer college credit for it.

Hansen also points out the hypocrisy of the most vocal critics of how the border situation is being handled.

" Instead, despite the rhetoric of inclusion, and televised and tweeted fury at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the progressive left coast is among the most exclusionary of all American communities.
Zoning and environmental laws drive immigrants into enclaves and ghettos. Gentrification ends up in the eviction of the first-generation immigrant poor from already overpriced rental units.
It is almost as if the louder one rails about unfair border enforcement, the more likely one is to avoid encounters with illegal immigrants. Outrage has become a safe way for elites to signal their virtue, acting out in theory what they are uncomfortable doing in fact. "

The Hollywood , media and elected elites , especially on the coasts, have huge unused portions of houses and property they could donate to be used for temporary housing for the asylum seekers. Does Maxine Waters use ALL of her 2 million dollar home. Peter Fonda has a huge ranch in Montana. Room for lots of FEMA trailers, and small houses.

Hansen sums it up best:
It is easy to invoke the Nazis and the Holocaust to express anger at the temporary detention of children and their families who have entered the U.S. illegally. It would be far more meaningful if marquee journalists, actors, academics, and activists knew immigrants not just as a distant abstract cause, or as nannies and landscapers, but as their neighbors, their children’s school friends — and their social equals.
Posted:Jun 27, 2018 6:20 am
Last Updated:Jun 28, 2018 8:00 pm

Leave it to the Dems to create more moral outrage than a bunch of nuns at a hooker's convention. And it's all backfiring. Let's break it down:

First there was Impeach 45, chanted by the lovely Maxine Waters. Now she is calling for every person who works for, voted for, supported or maybe just knows the name of The President to be screamed at with obscenities, driven out of stores and movie theaters, and treated like the scourge on society she thinks they are. This will backfire and already has, as the leadership is distancing themselves from her.

Private enterprise is seeing the folly of this. Signs are popping up all over the country- " Everyone Welcome " instead of telling people not to wear a MAGA hat. Money will talk louder than fake moral outrage in the long run.

Then we had Nancy " Out-of- touch " Pelosi. Thousands of dollars are " crumbs ". Record unemployment is nothing. A great economy is worthless. All illegal " children ", even MS-13, have a " spark of Divinity ".
What happened yesterday? Her sure-to-be replacement went down in flames- defeated by a barely out of college Socialist.
Ocasio-Cortez, 28, who is from the Bronx, is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and ran a low-budget campaign where she was outspent by an 18-1 margin. Crowley , the 10 term Congressman, ran a ho-hum campaign and assumed he was going to win without much personal effort . Didn't take any pages from Hillary who refused to campaign in the Rust Belt, I guess.

One of the other , more significant , overdoing it came from the border policies. It was difficult to square the circle of no tolerance and the Flores ruling, so children got separated from their parents. Trump fixed that, at least temporarily, but that's not good enough for the Democrats. Trump is still Hitler, the family detention centers are still concentration camps, and he is still evil.

So what do the binging Dems do? The Feinstein Bill.

Marc Thiessen explains it :
" Feinstein's bill is so poorly written, it makes no distinction between illegal-immigrant children and U.S. citizens who are under 18 and already in the United States. It applies to not just Border Patrol and immigration officers, but to virtually all federal officers, including FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration agents. It prohibits these federal authorities "from removing a child from his or her parent or legal guardian, at or near the port of entry or within 100 miles of the border of the United States."
In other words, you live 100 miles from a " port of entry " , like an international airport, and if the FBI raided the home of a Drug dealer and discovered that his minor daughter was with him, the proposed legislation "would prohibit the FBI agents, while arresting a Drug trafficker, from separating this child from her father."
All criminals can go free, if they have a minor child with them, unless you are going to send a 12 year old girl to San Quentin with Daddy. And it puts into law Obama's " Catch and Release " opposed by 79% of the country, according to a new Pew poll.
Feinstein has put every Senate Democrat in a position of endorsing the least popular option for dealing with families crossing the border illegally.

And now every single Democrat has co-sponsored the bill, and is on record for what will be characterized as supporting the freedom of all criminals , as long as they find some kid to pose as their own. This is wonderful fodder for Republican campaign ads.

This is what happens when well thought out policy is replaced by " Resistance ". This is what happens when you personally detest the President so much, you can't distinguish between his personality and annoying Twitter habit, and policies which help the country.
Democrats and their media mouthpieces are flaying around, looking for anything, I mean ANYTHING to make Trump look bad. First it was Russia, Russia, Russia, then Stormy, Stormy, Stormy. Now it's Hitler, Hitler , Hitler.
And none of it is working. You can only be hysterical for so long . Trump's approval rating is going up, and it's all your hair-on-fire doing.
Posted:Jun 25, 2018 2:45 am
Last Updated:Jun 26, 2018 3:50 pm

I am sick of Tv commercials that assume older people are idiots, non-tech saavy, half blind and stupid.

My two irritants are the Cricket commercial and a Comcast one.

In the Cricket one, the daughter, who looks 10 years younger than the woman playing the mother, buys " Mom " a phone. A Cricket phone because it's " so easy to use "

It has big buttons, for the blind old broad, who looks about 50. It also looks like Mom is the free babysitter, so nice of her to get Mom a phone. I guess no one over 50 has anything else to do all day. She implies she bought her the phone to help with the free babysitting.

The other commercial that grinds my gears is the Comcast one. This one is even worse. The mother calls the son to come over immediately, not for any emergency but so she can proudly show her son how she has mastered simple technology. OOOOo the wonders. An older man then appears , with a plate of cookies hanging off the bottom of a drone, and proudly declares, like he just discovered fire , " It's a drone " The son condescendingly says " I know , Dad ".
There is another one when the son , sadly says " I can't be your IT guy anymore" This is because Comcast has made things so easy, even idiots like you can do basic things with your TV, phone, etc. Oh goody, seniors everywhere thank Comcast for understanding we can barely turn on our devices , and we thank your for your magnificence and benevolence for making it possible for even Neanderthals to watch TV.

Now I know everyone , even the enlightened generations behind us , have problems with our personal devices at times. But we didn't grow up with this stuff. We weren't born with a cell phone in our hands. We were given a shovel , so we could shovel the snow in our path as we walked uphill, ( both ways ) for miles in the snow , just to go to the one room school. We didn't have a video game, they gave us putty and a spring to play with.

The last couple of silly sentences aside, we did come into the technology age as it started. We did teach all this to ourselves, at a age where we had to unlearn old ways and relearn new ones. You would think the 30 somethings bright kids who make the commercials would realize people who can do that , are not the morons they portray us to be .

So how about we hand them a mimeo machine and watch the fun. We can even film it.
Posted:Jun 22, 2018 7:58 am
Last Updated:Jun 26, 2018 7:41 pm
I see the fake news idiots are at it again. Turns out the crying little girl on the Time magazine cover was never separated from her mother.
The picture of the unhappy little boy behind wire was from a staged protest on a city street.
The picture of the little girl was featured in international coverage of the policy around the world. The New York Daily News also put her on the cover of its June 16 issue with the headline: “Callous. Soulless. Craven. Trump.” Her father, still in Honduras, tells honest news media, the little girl and her mother are together. The Honduran government confirmed his version of events to Reuters. I might also note CNN analyst Chris Cillizza wrote an entire article on the TIME cover.

Last month, liberals and journalists rushed to share an article featuring pictures of children locked in cages at an Arizona detention center. Many such tweets were quickly deleted or clarified when other users pointed out that the article was from 2014 -- during then-President Barack Obama’s administration. The photographs were published by The Arizona Republic in 2014 after authorities detained over 1,000 children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and placed them in a detention facility.

Staging a heart tugging event for political reasons isn't anything new, even in fiction. I was watching an old Monk rerun the other day, probably from about 10 years ago. I'll give you a quick plot . A man in a Santa suit was planning a robbery. He pulled a gun on Monk, who got the gun away and shot the perp. But the media spun it differently. " Monk shot Santa" "Monk hates Christmas ", etc. The deceptive news woman said she needed crying kids for her story.
" Why aren't they crying " she asks ? "I need them crying for this shot ."
So she tells them horrible stories about Santa may die, and makes them cry.

Life imitates art, so it would seem.

Kids cry. They cry any time they aren't happy about something. They cry when they are tired, hungry, need the bathroom, or just want a toy off a high shelf in a store. Think maybe this little girl just might be a teeny bit fussy after the journey her mother just put her through?.
We all know most of the media is the mouthpiece of the Democrats. They will do anything, no matter how dishonest to help the Democrats and make Trump look bad. Pictures from 2014 of detention centers? Run ' em and change the date. Picture showing what was really going on in a street protest? Crop it, so we can lie .

Keep it up Time, CNN, MSNBC, NYT and WaPo. The people who are paying attention are on to you. And they don't trust a one of you. Go sit over there, next to the FBI in the dishonest corner.


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